Aimed at those between the ages of 5 and 11, the Jersey FA Collas Crill Community Programme provides young people of all abilities with the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game.
Delivered by two full time and seven part-time community coaches, the programme has set-up a range of initiatives including:
- In term In-Curricular Primary School PE Lessons.
- Weekly After School Skill Sessions.
- Holiday Fun Weeks.
- Free Fun Nights for Girls.
- Support Club Mini Sections.
- Support Primary School Girls Festivals.
- Coach Development and Mentoring.
- Work Experience Opportunities.
Brian Oliver, the Jersey FA Football Development Manager, said: "Our community programme puts young people at the heart of the learning process in a way that is fun and engaging. Thanks to the support of Collas Crill, we are able to provide qualified coaches to develop a player pathway into junior football on the island.
"Through our various initiatives, we are enabling young players on the island the chance to develop their skills and be the best that they can be."
Dionne Gilbert, partner and head of the CSR committee in Jersey, said: "Corporate social responsibility is about supporting and understanding the needs of our community.
"While the programme is vital in encouraging good health and wellbeing in young people, it also teaches much more; it shows young people how to work in a team, encourages all abilities and genders and provides an essential mentoring service for coaches – all things that are hugely important for the growth of our society."